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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

St. John Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison For Receipt of Child Pornography

HAMMOND – Daniel Labuda, 39 years old, of St. John, Indiana, was sentenced by District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen on his plea of guilty to receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Labuda was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release and ordered to pay $48,000 in restitution. 

According to court documents, between November 2012 and January 2013, Labuda downloaded and received child pornography from various foreign websites.  Over the course of the years he collected over 390,000 still images and over 1,900 videos of child pornography including numerous visual depictions of prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and child pornography depicting torture and violence against children.  Labuda attempted to hide this criminal activity by using anonymizing software and encryption.

This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section Trial Attorney Leslie Fisher and Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana Abizer Zanzi.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 24, 2018